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Media Devices sold to feds have hidden backdoor with sniffing functions.
A company that supplies audio-visual and building control equipment to the US Army, the White House, and other security-conscious organizations built a deliberately concealed backdoor into dozens of its products that could possibly be used to hack or spy on users, security researchers said. Members of Austria-based security firm SEC Consult said they discovered the backdoor after analysing the AMX NX-1200, a programmable device used to control AV and building systems.
Even small threats can scare the giants, this is the case of Tinba malware
A new variant of the infamous Tinba banking trojan has emerged in the wild and is targeting financial institutions in the Asia Pacific region.
Tinba is a size 20KB bank trojan first seen in the wild in the mid-2012, in July 2014, security experts at Danish CSIS Security Group discovered that the source code of the Tinba banking trojan was published on an underground forum. The new variant Tinbapore has been improved to be more resilient to takeover of law enforcement as explained in a report published by F5. Read more...